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DNA Data Storage Moves One Step Closer
2013-01-24 04:54:46

Scientists from Cambridge University have developed a new method of long-term information storage: synthesized DNA.

2013-01-22 23:00:27

Online narrated tutorial suite teaches you how to effectively and efficiently use OMIM Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 22, 2013 Online Mendelian Inheritance

2013-01-21 10:29:36

Biotechnologists have been working hard to address the climate change and limited fossil resource issues through the development of sustainable processes for the production of chemicals, fuels and materials from renewable non-food biomass.

Human Genome Found To Contain Quadruple Helix DNA Strands
2013-01-21 05:09:41

On the 60th anniversary of the publication of the paper describing the double-helix structure of DNA, researchers from Cambridge University reportedly have proven the existence of four-stranded “quadruple helix” DNA structures within the human genome.

Genes Found That Tell Mice How To Build Their Burrows
2013-01-18 12:33:47

Working on a hunch that the mice probably inherit this behavior, biologist Hopi Hoekstra conducted a genetic analysis of several species of mice and found that three parts of the mouse’s genome control their burrows' size and features.

2013-01-11 10:14:47

When Charles Darwin first sketched how species evolved by natural selection, he drew what looked like a tree.

Shining Light On Important Role Performed By Dark Matter Within Each Of Our Genes
2013-01-07 09:28:56

New study reveals snippets of information contained in dark matter that can alter the way a gene is assembled.

Little Brown Bats Found To Have A Rare Active Jumping Gene
2013-01-04 07:37:34

Jumping genes, or transposable elements, are strange rogue sequences from which most of our DNA can be traced, but are largely idle in mammals. Johns Hopkins researchers report, however, that they have identified a new DNA sequence moving around in bats.

To Test 'Histone Code' Researchers Exploit Gene Position
2013-01-03 13:25:12

In a novel use of gene knockout technology, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine tested the same gene inserted into 90 different locations in a yeast chromosome – and discovered that while the inserted gene never altered its surrounding chromatin landscape, differences in that immediate landscape measurably affected gene activity.

Bat DNA Analysis Provides Key Evolutionary Insights
2012-12-21 14:56:48

A comparative genetic analysis of two distantly related bat species has revealed new insights into the evolutionary development of flight and disease resistance.


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Knockout Mouse
2013-10-02 11:52:01

A Knockout Mouse is a genetically engineered mouse in which researchers have inactivated, or “knocked out,” an existing gene by replacing it or disrupting it with an artificial piece of DNA. The loss of gene activity frequently causes changes in a mouse’s phenotype, which includes appearance, behavior, or other apparent and biochemical characteristics. Knockout mice are significant animal models for studying the role of genes which have been sequenced but whose functions haven’t...

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Word of the Day
deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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